I asked AI for examples of women who successfully balance family, work, and travel, and it listed four names:
1. Sheryl Sandberg
2. Marissa Mayer
3. Arianna Huffington
4. Oprah Winfrey
No offense to the four because they are iconic leaders, but only four?! And only the same names who have been held up as the gold standard for a few decades now?
Yes, those GOATs have so much to teach us, but repeatedly using the same examples is discouraging. After all this time, has no one else joined the club?
Yet I’m guessing your feed is full of AI apps, links, and promises about how this is the tech you’ve been waiting for. One website says AI is here to enable automation across all knowledge work to accelerate human achievement and propel the world forward. Whoa.
But many women are skeptical, and rightfully so because male-dominated tech is created mainly by and for the benefit of men, so what does AI have to offer women?
Let’s uncover the real opportunity AI represents for working women. Can AI solve our work/life balance challenges, or is it just wishful thinking?
Follow me down the rabbit hole to excavate the truth:
Part 1: Characterizing the work/life balance problem
Part 2: Using AI to improve work/life balance
Part 3: How to get started
Part 1: Work/Life Balance 101
Successful women have a lot of aspirations, but some of the most common ones focus on the intersection of family, career, and travel:
- Balance. Many women want a successful career without sacrificing their family. They want to spend time with their children and spouses and be…